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    hi peoples,

    i have noticed that the car smells rich with petrol when i get in it in the mornings,
    more so when i put the key in and just turn it on,

    i thought it was the fuel can in the back , but when i opened the bonnet today it seemed to smell very rich,

    the car in itself seems to have a slight lumpy feel when pulling away and giving it the max,{not my usual driving standard} just investigative work,

    any ideas please,
    thankyou
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    possible fuel filter may need changing
    may help with the pulling away

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    Fuel filter could be leaking, i had similar problems with my old vectra, should also have a good look around all the injectors, fuel hoses etc for any signs or leakage.

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    Make sure your fuel cap is tight. When you do them up you should just turn not push or it clicks early

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    yes i have a new one to fit, just not confident ,

    i thought maybe something like the carb may need cleaning ?
    dont know really, probably take it off anyway and clean it up ,cant do any harm,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv6diesel View Post
    Make sure your fuel cap is tight. When you do them up you should just turn not push or it clicks early
    nah not the fuel cap, i always check it is on proper, thanks anyway

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    You don't have a carb on your engine its fuel injected, and you don't want to be pulling the engine apart when you don't need to.

    Does it smell while driving? or only in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    Fuel filter could be leaking, i had similar problems with my old vectra, should also have a good look around all the injectors, fuel hoses etc for any signs or leakage.
    couldnt see any leakage, and the smell goes away after starting ,where is the throttle cable ? i couldnt see it

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    You have'nt got a cable its electronic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    You don't have a carb on your engine its fuel injected, and you don't want to be pulling the engine apart when you don't need to.

    Does it smell while driving? or only in the morning?
    am i thick or what lol,
    i didnt realise it was fuel injected, does that mean loads of dosh?

    the wierd thing is it smells only when i put the key in and turn it on, regardless what time of day,
    i cant smell it after that, but maybe i got used to it with out realising it,
    i have said to the missus that i have got a funny taste on my lips,but i dont feel unwell or anything,

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